/Issued 3:29 PM CST, Friday, December 6, 2013/
*Another night of dangerous cold, but Tonight will be even worse/more dangerous than last night.
Low temperature report for December 6, 2013
Source: National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth, MN: -8F
International Falls, MN: -11F
Brainerd, MN: -10F
Hibbing, MN: -8F
Ashland, WI: -4F
Hayward, WI: -9F
Sky Harbor, MN: -8F
Two Harbors, MN: -8F
Ely, MN: -11F
Orr, MN: -13F
Cook, MN: -11F
Crane Lake, MN: -17F
Bigfork, MN: -13F
Longville, MN: -22F
Pine River, MN: -15F
Moose Lake, MN: -13F
Hinckley, MN: -17F
Cloquet, MN: -11F
McGregor, MN: -11F
Superior, WI: -10F
Phillips, WI: -10F
12 N of Isle, MN: -15F
3 E of Wright, MN: -19F
Cass Lake, MN: -13F
Babbitt, MN: -13F
Embarrass, MN: -14F
Floodwood, MN: -14F
3 E of Orr, MN: -12F
Butternut, WI: -11F
Park Falls, WI: -12F
4 W of Clam Lake, WI: -12F
Gordon, WI: -13F
Snow depth report as of 6 AM CST Friday, December 6, 2013
Source: National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth, MN: 17.0″
International Falls, MN: 13.0″
7 NW of Brainerd, MN: 11.0″
3 E of Wright, MN: 17.0″
Cass Lake, MN: 14.0″
Babbitt, MN: 16.0″
Cook, MN: 12.0″
Embarrass, MN: 14.0″
Floodwood, MN: 19.0″
Grand Portage, MN: 10.0″
Grand Marais, MN: 10.0″
4 E of Island Lake, MN: 19.0″
Finland, MN: 23.0″
Ashland, WI: 12.0″
Gurney, WI: 8.0″
Park Falls, WI: 8.0″
Upson, WI: 12.0″
9 N of Bayfield, WI: 18.0″
4 W of Clam Lake, WI: 12.0″
Gordon, WI: 16.0″
Spooner, WI: 12.0″
Sarona, WI: 8.0″
Solon Springs, WI; 17.0″
*U.S. Snow Depth analysis as of Friday Morning, December 6, 2013.
Today’s Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Sunny to partly cloudy skies and an arctic airmass were the main weather headlines Today as strong high pressure of 1041-1044mb stretches from Montana to the Western High Plains. High temperatures ranged from around zero to a few degrees above 0 with late day wind chills in the single digits and teens below zero.
Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Short Term Forecast – Confidence: High.
Tonight (December 6)
Clear to partly cloudy skies will continue with bitterly cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills. Lows will be in the teens and 20s below in most areas with an outside shot of getting to 30 below in the traditional cold spots in Northern Minnesota. West winds are expected at 5 to 15 mph. Wind chills will range from 25 below to around 40 below zero.
Saturday and Saturday Night (December 7)
Arctic high pressure remains in control of our weather as it passes southwest/south of the Northland. This period stays dry under clear to partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the single digits below to single digits above zero with lows in the single digits, teens, and 20s below zero. Winds will be out of the south or southwest at 5 to 15 mph. Wind chills thru Noon will range from 25 below to 40 below with only slight improvement expected during the Afternoon hours.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: High.
Sunday through Tuesday (December 8-10)
There might be some snow around the Northland Sunday into early Monday as a cold front approaches from the northwest while a low pressure disturbance heads east-northeast through the Plains, this plus some moisture coming up from the south moving over the arctic airmass may lead to an accumulating snow event over portions of the Northland. This doesn’t look like a huge storm, but a couple inches of snow is certainly possible especially south and east of the Iron Range the way it looks now. Another disturbance coming in from the northwest could trigger a few flurries/snow showers Monday Night/Tuesday AM, although only a dusting is expected with that system.
High temperatures on Sunday will be in the single digits and teens. Highs on Monday and Tuesday will be in the single digits below to single digits above zero. Low temperatures Sunday Night and Monday Night will range from around 10 below to the single digits above zero.
*Here’s my preliminary snowfall map for Sunday-early Monday, December 8-9. Note: These totals could change a bit between now and Sunday so stay tuned.
*Snowfall ratio map for Sunday per 15z SREF model.
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: High.
The middle of next week continues to look bitterly cold (11th-12th) Temperature improvement is possible then from the 13th-16th with more average December temperatures possible at that time. Looking at a possible snow system sometime during the 12th-14th.
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR
*WIND CHILL ADVISORY*
Timing: 8 PM Tonight until Noon CST Saturday.
.Tonight… Bitterly cold. Mostly clear. Low 12 below to 17 below. Wind west at 10 to 15 mph. Wind chills from 25 below to 35 below.
.Saturday… Frigid. Mostly sunny. High 2 below to 3 above. Wind west to southwest at 10 to 15 mph. Morning wind chills from 25 below to 35 below. Afternoon wind chills from 10 below to 15 below.
.Saturday Night… Clear to partly cloudy. Very cold. Low 10 below to 15 below. Wind south to southwest around 10 mph.
.Sunday… Increasing cloudiness. Light snow or flurries possible. High 5 to 10.
.Sunday Night… Light snow or flurries possible. Low 0 to 5 below.
.Monday… Flurries possible during the Morning. Partly to mostly cloudy. High 5 to 10.
.Monday Night… Mostly cloudy. Flurries possible. Low 3 below to 8 below.
.Tuesday… Flurries possible during the Morning. Partly sunny. High 0 to 5.
Normal temperatures for Today
Sunrise Saturday: 7:40 AM CST
Sunset Saturday: 4:20 PM CST